Getting Started in Genealogy


Itching to explore your family history after you’ve seen those celebrity genealogy shows? Get off on the right foot with the help of award-winning author and researcher Grace DuMelle (Finding Your Chicago Ancestors). This Wednesday, Aug 29th, the DeKalb Public Library is hosting a class called ‘Getting Started in Genealogy’. DuMelle explains genealogy’s top 10 concepts and principles: working backwards, talking to relatives, using the U.S. Census, and more.

Grace DuMelle has been a professional researcher since 1995, helping clients from all over the United States and several foreign countries. Her firm, Heartland Historical Research Service, has assisted the United States Department of Justice and Graystone Communications (parent company of The History Channel), among others. Heartland’s projects have taken Grace to the Library of Congress and the National Archives as well as facilities throughout the greater Chicago area.

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